SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Create Your Own Series: Your SAL, Your Way

Tickets go on sale today for our Create Your Own Series subscriptions, which allow you to curate your own SAL experience with four tickets to four events of your choice. The question then becomes, how and who to choose? You might select speakers from different series—Literary Arts, Poetry, Journalism, Women You Need to Know (WYNK), […]

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Faces of Bushwick: Reggie Garrett

To celebrate our longtime partnership with Bushwick Book Club Seattle, we’re speaking with local musicians who have composed and performed songs inspired by the written works of SAL speakers over the years. Learn more about these hometown talents and discover their work in our Faces of Bushwick interview series. In this second installment, we speak […]

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Bookshop Superheroes: Open Books

In appreciation of our local indies who have reinvented their processes and protocols during the past year in the service of getting the just-right book to the just-right hands, our Bookshop Superheroes blog series features our partner bookstores with special Instagram takeovers that afford a glimpse into a day in their store. (Are you following […]

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Go Inside a WITS Classroom Visit with Ocean Vuong

In June, students from Franklin High School spent time with poet and fiction writer Ocean Vuong in a session they called “Breaking Virtual Bread Together.” SAL’s Spotlight Author visits, held through our Writers in the Schools program, connect young public school writers in WITS classrooms with world-class authors and thinkers like Ocean, who spoke as part of […]

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Bookshop Superheroes: Magnolia’s Bookstore

In appreciation of our local indies who have reinvented their processes and protocols during the past year in the service of getting the just-right book to the just-right hands, our Bookshop Superheroes blog series features our partner bookstores with special Instagram takeovers that afford a glimpse into a day in their store. (Are you following […]

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Summer Book Bingo: 2021/22 “SAL Speaker” Recommendations

We’re a month into Summer Book Bingo! How is everyone feeling out there? As the official start to summer nears, we wanted to share book recommendations based on our upcoming 2021/22 Season, as well as SAL speakers from seasons past. Several of this year’s authors have new books coming out later this fall (list below), […]

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Faces of Bushwick: Ken Nottingham & Carrie Wicks

To celebrate our long-time partnership with Bushwick Book Club Seattle, we’re speaking with local musicians who have composed and performed songs inspired by the written works of SAL speakers over the years. Learn about these hometown talents and discover their work in our Faces of Bushwick interview series. In this first conversation, we talk with […]

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A Comic from Ocean Vuong’s Event

If you’ve been following us for a while, you may know of Tessa Hulls, the “SAL Official Doodler” and author of the forthcoming graphic novel Feeding Ghosts (MCD Books, 2023). Tessa was recently honored with a 2021 Arts Innovator Award from Artist Trust. On June 9, Tessa joined us to watch Ocean Vuong’s live and online-only […]

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Introductions: Ocean Vuong

By Rebecca Hoogs, SAL Interim Executive Director Two years ago, right before Christmas, my Dad had a heart attack. A few days later, we flew home to visit with him as he recovered at his home in Western Massachusetts, not far from where Ocean Vuong lives,  not far from the landscape of On Earth We’re […]

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Gorgeous, Here On Earth: The 2020/21 Elaine Wetterauer Writing Contest Chapbook

Every year, Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program holds the Elaine Wetterauer Writing Contest to celebrate the wisdom, creativity, and heart captured in student and teacher writing. The theme for this year’s contest was “On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” inspired by the award-winning novel of upcoming SAL speaker, Ocean Vuong. On Earth We’re Briefly […]

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